Idaho Water Science Center

Publications

The following is a list of our publications available from the USGS Publications Warehouse. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our Public Information Officer, Tim Merrick, at trmerrick@usgs.gov or 208-387-1305.

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Year Published: 2012

Water-quality characteristics and trends for selected sites at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 1949-2009

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, analyzed water-quality data collected from 67 aquifer wells and 7 surface-water sites at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) from 1949 through 2009. The data analyzed included major cations, anions, nutrients, trace elements, and total organic carbon. The analyses were...

Bartholomay, Roy C.; Davis, Linda C.; Fisher, Jason C.; Tucker, Betty J.; Raben, Flint A.
Water-quality characteristics and trends for selected sites at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, 1949-2009; 2012; SIR; 2012-5169; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Davis, Linda C.; Fisher, Jason C.; Tucker, Betty J.; Raben, Flint A.

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A comparison of U.S. Geological Survey three-dimensional model estimates of groundwater source areas and velocities to independently derived estimates, Idaho National Laboratory and vicinity, Idaho

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, evaluated a three-dimensional model of groundwater flow in the fractured basalts and interbedded sediments of the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory to determine if model-derived estimates of groundwater movement are...

Fisher, Jason C.; Rousseau, Joseph P.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Rattray, Gordon W.
A comparison of U.S. Geological Survey three-dimensional model estimates of groundwater source areas and velocities to independently derived estimates, Idaho National Laboratory and vicinity, Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2012-5152; Fisher, Jason C.; Rousseau, Joseph P.; Bartholomay, Roy C.; Rattray, Gordon W.

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Geospatial datasets for watershed delineation and characterization used in the Hawaii StreamStats web application

The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaii StreamStats application uses an integrated suite of raster and vector geospatial datasets to delineate and characterize watersheds. The geospatial datasets used to delineate and characterize watersheds on the StreamStats website, and the methods used to develop the datasets are described in this report. The...

Rea, Alan; Skinner, Kenneth D.
Geospatial datasets for watershed delineation and characterization used in the Hawaii StreamStats web application; 2012; DS; 680; Rea, Alan; Skinner, Kenneth D.

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Historical and potential groundwater drawdown in the Bruneau area, Owyhee County, southwestern Idaho

Geothermal seeps and springs in the Bruneau area in southwestern Idaho provide a vital but disappearing habitat for the Bruneau hot springsnail (Pyrgulopsis bruneauensis). In order to aid in conservation efforts, a two-part study was conducted (1) to determine trends in groundwater levels over time and (2) to simulate drawdown in aquifers that...

Adkins, Candice B.; Bartolino, James R.
Historical and potential groundwater drawdown in the Bruneau area, Owyhee County, southwestern Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2012-5119; Adkins, Candice B.; Bartolino, James R.

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Acute toxicity of cadmium, lead, zinc, and their mixtures to stream-resident fish and invertebrates

The authors conducted 150 tests of the acute toxicity of resident fish and invertebrates to Cd, Pb, and Zn, separately and in mixtures, in waters from the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River watershed, Idaho, USA. Field-collected shorthead sculpin (Cottus confusus), westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), two mayflies (Baetis...

Mebane, Christopher A.; Dillon, Frank S.; Hennessy, Daniel P.
Acute toxicity of cadmium, lead, zinc, and their mixtures to stream-resident fish and invertebrates; 2012; Article; Journal; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Mebane, Christopher A.; Dillon, Frank S.; Hennessy, Daniel P.

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Bathymetric and underwater video survey of Lower Granite Reservoir and vicinity, Washington and Idaho, 2009-10

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a bathymetric survey of the Lower Granite Reservoir, Washington, using a multibeam echosounder, and an underwater video mapping survey during autumn 2009 and winter 2010. The surveys were conducted as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's study on sediment deposition and control in the reservoir. The...

Williams, Marshall L.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Weakland, Rhonda J.
Bathymetric and underwater video survey of Lower Granite Reservoir and vicinity, Washington and Idaho, 2009-10; 2012; SIR; 2012-5089; Williams, Marshall L.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Weakland, Rhonda J.

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Sediment cores and chemistry for the Kootenai River White Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project, Boundary County, Idaho

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, in cooperation with local, State, Federal, and Canadian agency co-managers and scientists, is assessing the feasibility of a Kootenai River habitat restoration project in Boundary County, Idaho. This project is oriented toward recovery of the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) population...

Barton, Gary J.; Weakland, Rhonda J.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Cox, Stephen E.; Williams, Marshall L.
Sediment cores and chemistry for the Kootenai River White Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project, Boundary County, Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2011-5006; Barton, Gary J.; Weakland, Rhonda J.; Fosness, Ryan L.; Cox, Stephen E.; Williams, Marshall L.

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Hydrogeologic framework of the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho

The Wood River Valley contains most of the population of Blaine County and the cities of Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue. This mountain valley is underlain by the alluvial Wood River Valley aquifer system, which consists primarily of a single unconfined aquifer that underlies the entire valley, an underlying confined aquifer that is...

Bartolino, James R.; Adkins, Candice B.
Hydrogeologic framework of the Wood River Valley aquifer system, south-central Idaho; 2012; SIR; 2012-5053; Bartolino, James R.; Adkins, Candice B.

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A comparison of consumptive-use estimates derived from the simplified surface energy balance approach and indirect reporting methods

Recent advances in remote-sensing technology and Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEB) methods can provide accurate and repeatable estimates of evapotranspiration (ET) when used with satellite observations of irrigated lands. Estimates of ET are generally considered equivalent to consumptive use (CU) because they represent the part of applied...

Maupin, Molly A.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Kenny, Joan F.; Savoca, Mark E.
A comparison of consumptive-use estimates derived from the simplified surface energy balance approach and indirect reporting methods; 2012; SIR; 2012-5005; Maupin, Molly A.; Senay, Gabriel B.; Kenny, Joan F.; Savoca, Mark E.

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Construction diagrams, geophysical logs, and lithologic descriptions for boreholes USGS 103, 105, 108, 131, 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

This report, prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, summarizes construction, geophysical, and lithologic data collected from about 4,509 feet of core from seven boreholes deepened or drilled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Project Office, from 2006 to 2009 at the INL. USGS 103, 105, 108,...

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie M.; Potter, Katherine E.; LeMaitre, Tynan
Construction diagrams, geophysical logs, and lithologic descriptions for boreholes USGS 103, 105, 108, 131, 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; 2012; DS; 660; Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie M.; Potter, Katherine E.; LeMaitre, Tynan

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Year Published: 2011

Nutrient loadings to streams of the continental United States from municipal and industrial effluent?

Data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency Permit Compliance System national database were used to calculate annual total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) loads to surface waters from municipal and industrial facilities in six major regions of the United States for 1992, 1997, and 2002. Concentration and effluent flow data...

Maupin, Molly A.; Ivahnenko, Tamara
Nutrient loadings to streams of the continental United States from municipal and industrial effluent?; 2011; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Maupin, Molly A.; Ivahnenko, Tamara

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Assessing controls on perched saturated zones beneath the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho

Waste byproducts associated with operations at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) have the potential to contaminate the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer. Recharge to the ESRP aquifer is controlled largely by the alternating stratigraphy of fractured volcanic rocks and sedimentary interbeds within the overlying...

Mirus, Benjamin B.; Perkins, Kim S.; Nimmo, John R.
Assessing controls on perched saturated zones beneath the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, Idaho; 2011; SIR; 2011-5222; Mirus, Benjamin B.; Perkins, Kim S.; Nimmo, John R.